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SHARON GOLDMAN is a New York-raised, New Jersey-based singer-songwriter whose "intense, insightful, vivid" storytelling is a "clinic in how to paint an indelible picture with the simplest images and symbols."

Over several well-received albums, she has combined heartfelt portraits and memorable lyrics with unforgettable melodies and pure, precise, expressive vocals — taking a folk/pop sensibility to new artistic heights. She performs regularly at house concerts, folk coffeehouses, festivals, arts and cultural venues and community centers. 

Her latest album, KOL ISHA (A Woman's Voice), offers a bold, unique song journey merging Jewish imagery, myth and memories with a modern, feminist perspective. She digs deep into memories of prayers and rituals; of roads not taken; and of voices not heard. She also mines the stories of biblical and mythical women for creative inspiration.

Sharon was recently honored with a Semi-Formal showcase spot at the 2017 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference. The songs from KOL ISHA were also honored with a finalist spot at the 2017 South Florida Folk Festival songwriting competition and three Honorable Mentions at the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest. 

 

Previous events

Date Event Location
"New Voices of Folk" (w/ Trina Hamlin & Lara Herscovitch Military Park, Newark, NJ Military Park, Newark, NJ
SummerSongs: A Creative Retreat for Songwriters Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY
Schoolhouse Songwriter Series: Summer edition! Old Franklin Schoolhouse, Metuchen, NJ Old Franklin Schoolhouse, Metuchen, NJ
KOL ISHA at JCC of Central New Jersey Congregation Beth Israel , Scotch Plains, NJ Congregation Beth Israel , Scotch Plains, NJ
Back Country Yurt Concert Parsonsfield, ME Parsonsfield, ME
Steady On: Celebrating Lilith Fair at 20 One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME One Longfellow Square, Portland, ME
Notes from Home Concert Series: Co-bill w/ Efrat Shapira Montclair, NJ Montclair, NJ
"A World of Women's Voices": w/ Bev Grant and Villa Palagonia The Buttonwood Tree Arts & Cultural Center, Middletown, CT 06457 The Buttonwood Tree Arts & Cultural Center, Middletown, CT 06457
KOL ISHA full-band show! Temple Emanu-El , Edison, NJ Temple Emanu-El , Edison, NJ
Featured performer at Northshore Original Open Mic Finley's , Huntington, NY 11743 Finley's , Huntington, NY 11743
 —  — "A World of Women's Voices": w/Bev Grant & Villa Palagonia Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3, New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3, New York, NY
Schoolhouse Songwriter Series Old Franklin Schoolhouse, Metuchen, NJ Old Franklin Schoolhouse, Metuchen, NJ
KOL ISHA at Ner Tamid Temple Ner Amid, Bloomfield, NJ 07003 Temple Ner Amid, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
 —  — Greenlight Music Series: duo show with Amy Soucy! Studio Yoga, Madison, NJ Studio Yoga, Madison, NJ
"A World of Women's Voices": w/ Bev Grant and Villa Palagonoia Puffin Cultural Center, Teaneck, NJ 07666 Puffin Cultural Center, Teaneck, NJ 07666
KOL ISHA @ JCC of Middlesex County JCC of Middlesex County, Edison, NJ JCC of Middlesex County, Edison, NJ
Schoolhouse Songwriter Series Old Franklin Schoolhouse, Metuchen, NJ Old Franklin Schoolhouse, Metuchen, NJ
 —  — KOL ISHA @ Ner Tamid Congregation Ner Tamid, Bloomfield, NJ Congregation Ner Tamid, Bloomfield, NJ
 —  — Folk Alliance International Conference Kansas City, MO Kansas City, MO
South Florida Folk Festival Songwriting Competition Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Birch State Park, Fort Lauderdale, Florida